NTSB Identification: SEA83FYA01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 06, 1982 in NEAR IRWIN, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 180B, registration: N5271E
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT AND TWO PASSENGERS WERE ON A LOCAL FLIGHT TO SPOT MOOSE. WHILE FLYING LOW WITH THE FLAPS EXTENDED, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES ON RISING TERRAIN, THEN IMPACTED ON THE GROUND AND BURNED. INITIAL IMPACT OCCURRED WITH A 75 FT TALL TREE, ABOUT 60 FT ABOVE THE GROUND. NEITHER OF THE SURVIVING PASSENGERS RECALLED HEARING A STALL WARNING HORN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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